RALEIGH - (AP) - The Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor says she won't seek a statewide recount in hopes the new tally would make up the nearly 7,000 votes by which she trails.
Linda Coleman said Monday that extending the campaign would not change the outcome. Coleman said she had called Republican Dan Forest and conceded.
She had until Tuesday to demand a recount because her margin with Forest is less than 10,000 votes out of almost 4.4 million cast.
The count is neither final nor official. State elections board executive director Gary Bartlett said Monday a counting mistake in Bertie County was caught, taking away about 550 Coleman votes.
Bartlett says a statewide recount could cost up to $2.5 million, with counties picking up the tab.
- Italy earthquake survivors: "The future is finished"
- Updated Court declines to hear appeal on Wisconsin voter ID law before election
- Man arrested in fatal stabbing of two nuns in Mississippi
- Two kayakers bound for Scotland, looking to make history
- Associated Press botches Hillary Clinton report and response